KEEP COOL: HPA Community Health Division head Lo Su-ying said that the bodies of elderly people and children have more trouble keeping their temperature regulated
Date: Jul 12, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
Outdoor temperatures have on most days recently reached 35°C, and sometimes topped 37°C, resulting in a rise in heat injuries, it said, citing Central Weather Bureau statistics.
The types of injury are heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, it said.
From July 1 to Friday, there were 190 ER visits for heat injuries, up from 116 visits a year earlier, or about 1.6 times higher, the HPA said, adding that not all of the cases occurred under a scorching sun. [FULL STORY]